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Bengaluru Airport records 70% increase in coriander leaves cargo

November 20, 2019: The Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB) registered a record 5,620 tonnes of fresh leaves of coriander was sent out between July and September 2019, an unprecedented increase of 70% compared to last year.

The airport handled 5,620 tonnes fresh leaves of coriander in just two months.
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The airport handled 5,620 tonnes fresh leaves of coriander in just two months.

November 20, 2019: Bengaluru Airport registered an unprecedented 70 percent increase in the cargo of coriander leaves sent out from the airport between July and September 2019.

The Kempegowda International Airport handled 5,620 tonnes fresh leaves of coriander in these two months.

The refreshing and lemony flavoured leaf was transported by Indigo, Spice Jet, Go Air, AirAsia India, Air India and Vistara to 13 states in India and even to Sri Lanka. 2,926 tonnes of coriander leaf was sent to Delhi, while Kolkata took 1,218 tonnes.

Self-Bag Drop

The Self Bag Drop kiosks, installed in 2018 to speedup luggage dealings and decrease check-in queues, crossed the half-million customer mark in October. The BLR Airport is the first in the country to introduce a large deployment of fully automated baggage drop-off units.

On average, nearly 2500 passengers avail of this facility each day. The Air.Go fully-automated Self Bag Drop machines, developed by Materna IPS, are currently available for passengers flying with Air Asia and Spice Jet. This would be expanded to more airlines in the future. The BLR Airport is the first in the country to introduce a large deployment of fully automated baggage drop-off units.

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